Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Biking the Teton National Forest's Buffalo Fork Road

This ride takes you through magnificent wilderness of the Angle Mountains in the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Begin at the intersection of Highway 287/26 and Turpin Meadows Ranch Road, east of Grand Teton National Park and nearly up to Togwatee Pass.  Ride down Turpin Meadows Ranch Road, a wide gravel backcountry road with marvelous scenery replete with alpine meadows, wetlands, mountain vistas, and wildflowers in every direction as seen in the photo below....

When you reach the ranch, the road crosses the Buffalo Fork River, and on your right is the US Forest Service's Turpin Meadow Campground (washroom and water available) and ahead to the left is the paved but lightly traveled Buffalo Valley Road which you then follow west, again mostly descending, until it ends back at Highway 287/26.

The ride is about 16 miles and will provide endless scenic wonders.

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